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    Default Agretti

    Agretti aka Salsola Soda aka Friar's/Monk's Beard aka Liscari sativa

    One of the seeds I had from Chiltern Seeds yesterday. The packet advises that the seed has short viability and to sow asap. Soak for 24 hours prior to sowing.

    The "short germination " was news to me and reading up, apparently only 30-40% of seeds are viable and "Real seeds" say its not really a seed but a "rolled up plant"!

    Embarrassingly, I already have some of these "seeds", bought in 2017. Seems they are beyond hope now.

    The fresh seeds are in soaking..............and so are the old ones. You wouldn't expect me to chuck them out, would you?

    Anyone else with lurking Agretti?
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Default Beetroot - Egyptian Turnip-rooted & DFBs Traviata & Anellino di Trento

    Sown some more Chiltern Seeds
    The Egyptian Turnip-rooted beetroot sound interesting as the roots develop mostly above ground so you can see the size of them before you pull them
    DFB Traviata - for small gardens and containers and "laden with beans".
    DFB Anellino di Trento with pink flowers and curly, purple mottled beans. What's not to like about those?
    I've only sown 6 of each bean as I'm confident they'll be viable again next year.
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    Oh this does look like fun vc but I don’t order the catalog and don’t have all that much space!! I’ve ordered some of those end of stock seeds from chiltern seeds (just the three pack of five) can’t wait to see what comes!

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    I'm excited for you, Chrissy! I used to buy the flower seed bargain basement seeds at the end of the year and tell myself I couldn't open them until Chr******. It would last about an hour before I'd weakened and was tearing open the packets to see what was in there.
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    I’m not pretending I’m not opening them as soon as they arrive! Far too exciting! Does make me feel more sane knowing I’m not the only one who feels like this!!

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    I've grown Egyptian beetroot before. Not massive and very nice.

    I'm passing on this challenge. Not a subscriber because seeds and free gifts are never posted abroad. I feel a bit of a fraud, now... Hope you'll all forgive me.
    Note to self: Getting too old not to have a life.

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    You won't be the only one, Snoop.
    I'll "try" to post whatever I'm sowing so, if anyone wants to join in with seeds they already have, I'd appreciate the company.
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    ^There's always the seed sowing thread if you get lonely.
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